loud noise left front

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by kellee40, Mar 18, 2005.

  1. kellee40

    kellee40 Guest

    I have a 200 Dodge Caravan. Today when taking my daughter to school,
    I stopped at a stop sign and when proceeding again, heard a weird
    noise coming from the left front tire area. My daughter described it
    as an "ice machine sound." Anybody have any idea what it could be?
    Thanks, Kelly
    kellee40, Mar 18, 2005
  2. kellee40

    Bob Shuman Guest

    Brakes? Wheel bearing? Without any info on mileage and when the brakes were
    last serviced and the vague description I really can't offer any more
    guesses. I'd get it to a brake place as this is the most likely cause and
    the Caravans can eat through front brake pads (and rotors) every 20K miles.

    Bob Shuman, Mar 18, 2005
  3. kellee40

    Joe Pfeiffer Guest

    Were you turning? If yes:

    CV joint

    If no:

    CV joint
    Joe Pfeiffer, Mar 18, 2005
  4. kellee40

    David Guest

    Could be the solenoids in the transmission, which make a grinding noise at a
    stop, and is perfectly normal.
    David, Mar 18, 2005
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    micky Guest

    Hi David, can you please elaborate on that solenoid issue? Can it only
    happen in reverse and when the car the cold? I have the same thing in a 2001
    Concorde and it looks like it is coming from the transmission but only in
    reverse. Should I be worried? Thanks.
    micky, Mar 19, 2005
  6. kellee40

    David Guest

    If it is the solenoid noise from the tranny, NO! It is normal. It is heard
    all the time when you come to a stop! Not really when you are moving. That
    could be a problem! Keep your window opening coming to a stop and see if it
    is a constant clicking noise for 3-5 seconds. If it is the noise you are
    referring to then don't worry, if it isn't and happens when vehicle starts
    to move, I wouldn't think it is not the brakes as your foot should be on the
    accelerator when you take of. Then you can check your cv joints. Or maybe
    your splash shield at the front of the van is knocked loose and rubbing on
    something, causing a chattering. But get someone to look at it.
    David, Mar 19, 2005
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